As you may already know, Amsterdam has a strong circular ambition. One of its neighbourhoods, Buiksloterham, is already taking steps to bring this vision alive: it will become Amsterdam’s first circular district.
Literally being just a stone’s throw away from our office (we love a good brick pun), WE Architecten was already familiar with the mission of StoneCycling since our conception. This project finally offered the opportunity to work together.
Buiksloterham is a former industrial and port area, located on the banks of the IJ in the North of Amsterdam. Known for its tough character, the area is increasingly becoming a vibrant city district where you can live, work and relax.
The circular ambitions make this part of Amsterdam a pioneering region. The zoning plan was established in 2009 and in 2010 the first self-build plots came on the market.
Buiksloterham is the first district in the city where future residents have a choice in the flexibility of modular construction. This means that the homes can be adapted to their specific living and working requirements.
All buildings are future-proof; made of recycled or sustainable materials and with frames that can be disassembled, as well as being self-sufficient and energy-generating.